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Jan 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
5 thousand summer jobs for young people in partnership with the united people in the bay. we also were involved in other events that will place the youth of this city in jobs. in fact, the first s f young people are graduating. in a disversus community not everyone wants to work in construction jobs. working with our workforce nonprofits like j v s and young community developers and we need to expand them. next week i'm looking forward to attending the cad any to see all the folks who are graduating. our industry contributes good paying jobs to our hospitals, universities and medical firms. and finally, to fully insure that our economic recovery reaches every people in the community we must join with our democrat leader president obama and shout immigration reform for our country this year. we're - we are a city of imgranite and we know that some are fathers and mothers and daughters and son who work hard to commit to this city. it's time to let them come out shadows of our city we must ask washington to pass the immigration reform bill. and we must demand a pathway to citizenship
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
that -- we used to say 60,000 illegal or unauthorized units in thant of those that exist. people live in them. what does that mean? probably, they were built without a permit, or the use of them is a not-permitted use. it does not necessarily mean that work done to add a room down in a basement behind de garage was done without a permit, but the actual use of the finished space might be a non-authorized users, non- permitted use. >> you might have -- >> you could have a room downstairs. you could have a sink in the room as a family room with a wet bar, maybe. the city starts getting funny about that kind of thing. it sounds like an illegal unit already. it is not always a bad thing. i would not say that in many instances, legalizing -- "legal" is a strong term. in our business and sales business, we try to avoid that term. it has many implications. to say something illegal is -- to say something is legal or illegal has a lot of implications. we cannot really say. we can say it does permit it or not permit it. what is or is not authorized is a different statement. we have to be mindful. one th
Jan 28, 2013 4:30am EST
and hope as a united people toppled a dictator. today, stifling teargas and plumes of smoke fill the air of a divided country. egypt's police are struggling to cope with the protesters. they, too, have suffered losses and are angry. when the country's interior minister came to pay his respects to fallen policemen, he was heckled by grieving colleagues and their families. and as it has for the past three days, nightfall brought more violence. outside a luxury five-star cairo hotel. with a predictable decision, police charged the crowd firing teargas. minutes later protesters returned lobbing stones and setting fires to block roads. there are few words president morsi can tell protesters. this man says the president must resign and new constitution must be written. another says only protests work with a regime that killed his people. >>> hundreds of families in brazil are mourning lost loved ones after a nightclub went up 232 people. officials believe the blaze display on stage. police say the majority of deaths were the result of smoke inhalation as the club's single exit was partially bl
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am EST
people and the way they think about united states. it is still on the list of reasons people become extremists, reasons recruiting tool for terrorism, it hurts us that way. it is not us. trafficking, we want to fight trafficking. it is a terrible thing. that is not u.s. policy. this is u.s. policy. this defines who we are. it is that stain on our reputation. i want to finish with what andy worthington said. i don't know whether people here have watched the movie lincoln, but it really is a story of how abraham lincoln pushed through an amendment to the constitution to free the slaves and when you look at it, that wasn't something, there were a lot of other issues around that he could have avoided that issue to bring the state's back together for economic reasons, stop killing to end work, lots of other issues and people were saying why does this matter to him? he forced it through, a moral issue defining what the country was going to be, what was going to be about. there are a lot of inconveniences, yemen or other things, to close in guantanamo. political inconveniences and oppositi
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
is that for many of the families the credit readiness. so even if we can get people in and of course for the unit as miss egan described you have to go through a lottery process. so even if someone is picked no. 1 or no. 2 in the lottery, it's often the credit readiness of the credit scores and it's something that you can usually fix within two, three weeks. it takes months and sometimes longer to clean up that credit. what we have now shifted towards is expanding what was more traditionally thought of as homeownership counseling. they themselvess have recently shifted their model and so homeownership is one tool towards the larger picture of financial literacy and asset-building. because if you don't have that credit score you are not only to be able to fulfill your credit requirements for homeownership and even rental. the tricky thing we found for any financial literacy program, for it to be effective, people usually only attend those courses when it's linked to an imminent financial event such as i want to buy a house. it's difficult to bring someone in to say a year from now you might be rea
Jan 3, 2013 8:00am PST
. the united nations says more than 60,000 people have died in syria over nearly two years of fighting between the government forces and rebels opposed to president bashar al-assad. a new analysis of the toll conducted for the u.n. human rights office took five months to complete using data from seven sources, including the syrian government. the number is higher than the previous estimate of 45,000 reported by the british best based syrian observatory for human rights. rupert colville, spokesperson for u.n. human rights commissioner navi pillay, discussed the syrian crisis on al jazeera wednesday. >> it became so complicated. there were so many different people reporting casualties, so many different places where violence and fighting was going on simultaneously. and no way really of verifying each and every case. so it has been a very difficult issue. but this is a real attempt to do exhaustive analysis of the information we do have. it should be treated as an indicative number, not as a real number, but we believe is probably the minimum. >> violence in syria is continuing to claim scores o
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
just as important as a member of a specialty unit. there are probably people sitting in this room who said i got graffiti because nobody else wanted and it that is hard. there are officers like me and officers hired into my unit that love of job and see the value in it, see the value to the community. so you have got to have that interest or else, again, you are going to have not a successful officer. okay, so now you have found the officer and got him figured out and i talk a lot about officers, but the same applies to civilians and anybody in this audience, because my concept is anybody can be a graffiti expert. and a lot of that comes down to training. you know, where do you find this training? well, for us as police officers, we get a lot of it through approved current training classes and things certified by the state, post-classes and that is fairly consistent within a lot of states that have a group that authorizes what kind of training an officer gets. articles and books is fairly self-explanator y and the internet. if you are curious about anything having to do with gra
Jan 27, 2013 8:30am PST
revolution that erupted in paris and in the united states, and a lot of idealistic young people. and in argentina, thousands of them were led to their deaths by people who were very, very determined to take over the government if they could. i don't think there was any chance of that ever happening, but the military were able to terrify people so much. terrorism does terrible things to people-- it stops them thinking. hinojos feadoes lot, right? >> yeah, yeah, exactly. i'm going back next month to give evidence in the trial of the people at esma, which is this terrible torture chamber. and in this case, it's because of two french nuns that were kidnapped, taken away. because we managed to raise an outrcy about it, the navy tried to pretend that they had been kidnapped by the terrorists, and they staged a photograph, which... the nuns managed... in bad french, managed to get the news out that they were, in fact, kidnapped by the navy. and i'm going back to give evidence in that case. the problem at that particular time was that, you know, we knew what was happening, but we had to
Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
cooperation in the transition process, you have shown a watching world that we are a united people pledged to maintaining a political system which guarantees individual liberty to a greater degree than any other, and i thank you and your people for all your help in maintaining the continuity which is the bulwark of our republic. the business of our nation goes forward. these united states are confronted with an economic affliction of great proportions. we suffer from the longest and one of the worst sustained inflations in our national history. it distorts our economic decisions, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed-income elderly alike. it threatens to shatter the lives of millions of our people. idle industries have cast workers into unemployment, human misery, and personal indignity. those who do work are denied a fair return for their labor by a tax system which penalizes successful achievement and keeps us from maintaining full productivity. but great as our tax burden is, it has not kept pace with public spending. for decades we have piled deficit upon def
Jan 21, 2013 9:00am EST
of the united states. sometimes a new president and sometimes a sitting president. to see people excited not just about the person but the symbolism and the celebration of democracy. >> we're happy and here giving that to you. somebody who is not with us here with you is holding it down is our tucker barnes telling us how to dress all day long. many of us will be out here braving it through to see this swearing in. tuck. >> i'm not eligible cause i don't have a pair of ear muffs. >> i can buy you a pair next time. >> i can't wait. we're definitely cool out there to start your day. 32 at dulles. 30 at bwi marhsall . you saw the sunshine in the live shot. should get sunshine for the next couple hours. later today just in time for the noon ceremony, the clouds will start to move on in and arctic boundary, arctic front here will get in here later this afternoon and tonight. the winds out of the south here will shift out of the north and west and our temperatures are going to just start falling off later tonight with the lows in the teens and low 20s. set up for a cold week. a little morning
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am EST
people in the united states and also mexico, how the war impacted them and their families, and some of the people i talk about in this war are abraham lincoln, who makes his first major political speech, his speech that i've been actually was quite widely documented and discussed in newspapers. his first major speech in congress is about the u.s.-mexico war, condemning the war. so lincoln's first political stance on the national stage is actually against the u.s.-mexico war. that's one person i talk about. another person i talk about is john j. hardin, who some of you may be familiar with. he was part of a very, very important family in jacksonville, and for a period of time he was the leading way politician in the state of illinois. not abraham lincoln. and it's only harden who gets in the u.s.-mexico war that some people have argued makes lincoln's path forward and is wrote to the presidency possible because he is really under the shadow of john hardin before that happen. hardens them is fascinating and they are deeply, deeply affected by the u.s.-mexico war. let me tell you about
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
and hope as united people toppled a dictator. today, stifling tear gas and plumes of smoke filled the air of a divided country. egypt's police are struggling to cope with the protesters. they, too, have suffered losses and are angry. when the country's interior minister came today to pay his respects to fallen policemen, he was hackled by grieving colleagues and their families. and as it has for the past three days, night fall brought more violence. tonight, outside a luxury five-star cairo hotel. with a predictable-like precision, police charged the crowd, firing tear gas but minutes later, protesters returned, lobbing stones and setting fires to block roads. there are few words president morsi can say to calm these protesters. this man tells me that the president must resign and a new constitution must be written. another says only protests work with a regime that kills its people. president mohamed morsi has invited members of the leading opposition political forces tomorrow for emergency talks on the way out. many people are hoping there will be a breakthrough that could end the four
Jan 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
to be made both on-site and off-site and we have heard horror stories about the on-site units where people can't pay the homeowner's association fees and there is sometimes resentment in some buildings and sometimes off-site has advantages particularly if it's in the same vicinity. but that is not what we're talking about today. then the land dedication option, i have seen one project coming in future that will use that. it is a little bit disturbing because if you have an ownership project, and you are trying to do something that is similar to that land dedication doesn't have requirements. you could take the dedicated land and the mayor's office of housing could put as many units as it wants on there at any income level they want to do, as opposed to something that mirrors the project for which the land dedication is being done. i think that is really not consistent, if we're trying to get a cross-section of incomes, a cross-section of opportunities, it would seem that the project should have similar income levels and if it's for-sale, on the project, it should be for-sale on land dedica
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm PST
's freezing here. we get only one blanket for family. many people are sick. >> representatives of quikuwaitd the united arabs pledged money. >> there's no military solution. this should be resolved through political solution. french troops are gaining ground in mali. they have taken control of the airport near algeria. french troops launched an operation three weeks ago. mali is a former frempnch colon. arabs have been kidnapped suspected of having links to the rebels and they have ramsacked shops. they sent a threat in nigeria. >>> three chinese naval vessels have left for exercises in the western pacific ocean be comments fueled concerns among china ea china's neighbors over how the military will deal with the number of territory disputes. >>> people living in china know the air they have been breathing is bad. they've created a higher smog alert to track air pollution. the amount of high particulate air has been high. an increasing number of chinese are suffering from respiratory problems. they decided to add a third level to their two-level smog alert. the highest warning now advises peo
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
denied citizenship. the unite nations estimate that 13,000 people fled myanmar and bangladesh in 2012 with some dying on route. >>> economic growth doesn't always go with freedom of expression. an organization defending the rights of international journalist has put attention. reporters without orders on wednesday, the report ranks countries based on an assessment of the commitment made by government to protect freedom of the press. the organization did not put asean in the top 100. myanmar jumped up 18 spots to 151st place. the former military regime has ending the censorship.s to showing no signs of improvement, vietnam remained at 172 and laos at 168. the group saw a decline in south asia. india fell to 140th place. journalists were assaulted and threatened during anti-government protests in the country. pakistan took the 159th spot due to the absence of government policy to protect media workers. in pakistan, a reporter was shot dead by islamic militants. the reporters without borders index calls pakistan one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. >>> wildlife officials
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
's protecting people's health. also, when people live in close proximity to units where there are smokers in apartment buildings or multi unit buildings, they are in danger of the smoke seeping into or kind of coming into their units or common areas as well and this can result in prospective tenants really being exposed to hazardous air in their buildings. i think this is an important measure, too, that will really help prospective tenants finding out more where they may be exposed to second hand smoke but it's usually after they sign a lease right now where people find this out. so this is a measure developed jointly by the mission sro collective and the san francisco (inaudible) to make an informed decision about the unit under consideration and if it meeting their needs. this disclosure policy also benefits land lords by reducing nuisance complaints regarding secondhand smoke. specifically, we'll hear from some republics -- reps from the department of public health, this requires landlords disclose units as smoke free or smoking optional. no leases can be changed midway through tena
Jan 4, 2013 10:30am PST
and beneficial plant. it is part of their cultural heritage. it is like telling people in the united states to stop making coffee by next year. >> there is a lobbying effort at the u.n. to try to have some of these traditional uses recognized. how much support is then going to be at the u.n. level after that? >> unless countries actively block bolivia's efforts to return to the u.n. conventions with the reservation that only the polls traditional uses of coca, 1/3 -- upholds the traditional uses of coal, 1/3 of the members have to object. the only country to object was the united states. >> could we start to see some of the thinking come into a more realistic picture of what is happening? >> to the extent that this is a bolivian issue with a bolivian generate the solution, i think the u.n. is calling to be amenable to that. some of the difficulties arise when we talk about the model getting exports outside the country. there is a different cultural traditions and bolivia. going back to the point about the amount of coca that is grown and with the use is for, what we have seen over the years
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Jan 13, 2013 10:00pm PST
tough days over the next several days. >> i want to assure the people of haiti that the united states is a friend, a partner, and a supporter. >> in the next few days, people are going to be running out of food, out of water, i mean, we need help, urgent. >> i want the people of haiti to know that we will do what it takes to save lives and to help they will get back on their feet. >> the people of haiti will recover and rebuild, and as they do, they know they'll have a friend in the united states of america. >> this is the beginning of the flowering of haiti's north across every single economic segment. ♪ >> can i tell you, there's nothing better than, when the academy bus pulled up and the kids started parading off the bus some were tentative and they've never seen anything as magnificent as this. >> it's life changing for the kids to come to a school like this, that has computers, that has this good quality teachers. and get a good education. >> oh! >> nice to meet you. >> again, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> these are our neighbors, these are great kids and we want t
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
enforcement agencies to share information. i don't have an issue with that. if there is anything that unites people in this country it is it a desire to protect children . that is not a republican or democratic principle. we all want to do it. but uma, if i were to introduce a law that if you are uneducated, you can't have a blog, you would go nuts and appropriately so. you would say that is not the proper analysis under the first amendment. all i am asking, don't give me political talking points or gimmick, make the argument from a constitutional perspective and applying the proper level of executiny that government can restrict this right. also keep in mind, we already have gun control. there are controls on who can have them and where they can have them and what type of guns you have. it is not like you have an unfettered right to process the guns that you want to. we acknowledge we already have it and fine tout if it is enforced aggressively enough and if not, from a constitutional perspective. what can we do to make the world a safer place for our children. >> i want to ask you quickly.
Jan 25, 2013 5:00am PST
spreading to upstairs units. >>> people who work in restaurants in san francisco could get an extra payday. they are being targeted for charging extra fees. the city claims only about a third of that money actually went to medical costs. today san francisco city attorney plans to announce a program that would require restaurants and a handful of other businesses to pay back a portion of that money to employees. >>> time now 4:34. more digging has begun at a lyndon well where thousands of bone fragments have been linked to a serial killer case. the fbi has decided to concentrate on a new location after getting a letter from wesley shermantime. >>> meanwhile it's been 24 years since ilene was abducted while walking home from school in dublin. next wednesday her family is planning to mark the anniversary with a candle light mark and service. this years event will start at 7:00 p.m. at wells middle school. the walk will mark the path taken by ilene. >>> isaac mcdaniels received a 35 year prison sentence. he was convicted of being an accessory in the 2011 homicide. he confessed to giving a gun
Dec 31, 2012 8:30pm EST
for the united states died. 78,000 troops served in mexico, and it was a war that had a big impact on people at home. i reallimented to write a narrative that explored how people were impacted and their families and people talked both in the war are abraham lincoln, making his first major political speech, one i found, actually, quite widely documented and discussed in newspapers. his first major vote in congress was condemning the war. lincoln's first political stance on the national stage is against the u.s.-mexico war. that's one person i talk about. another person is john jay harden. some of you may be familiar with. he's part of a very, very important family in jacksonville, and for a period of time he was the leading wig politician in illinois, not abraham lincoln, and it's only hair din's death in the war that some argue makes lincoln's path forward and road to the presidency possible because he was under the shadow of john before that happened. hardin's family is fascinating and deeply, deeply affected by the u.s. mexico war war. like most people, you probably don't know a lot about
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
into weapons control in the united states. 27 people were murdered, including 20 schoolchildren. it will be ever on the 21st of january, the time of president obama as inauguration. republicans are warning that the report will have to be thoroughly looked at and discussed before they could think about moving any bills and to congress. it will have to wait until after the country's next debt crisis. >> here is a recap of our top story spread barack obama has nominated a former republican senator to be secretary of defense. if confirmed, chuck hagel would replace leon panetta. the group of u.s. banks has agreed to pay more than $19 billion to settle complaints stemming from the 2008 mortgage crisis. the group includes bank of america, which also agreed to a separate settlement. delegates from the government of the central african republic it had postponed their departure for peace talks with rebels. they were due to begin on tuesday. journalists at a leading chinese newspaper have gone on strike as disputes over press freedom. it is known for its investigative journalism. the stre
Jan 14, 2013 12:30am EST
it means to be the government of the united states and clear people are released from guantanamo and not release them. compare that to some dreadful totalitarian regime that puts people in prison and throws away the key and says, that is the end of it. you will rot here. that is not honest. saying that we have our review process, but then we're not going to release you. that is more cruel than the dictatorship. until those men are released, that will be the situation. this apparently is not a great source of shame to many people. i do not understand why that is. if we were honestly saying that we would indefinitely detained these guys, and that is the and the story, it would be a different story. we would be attacking this from a different point of view. we're struggling to mobilize people to be outraged about this. we know that one of the stumbling blocks in this is congress. it is absolutely clear that congress has been a major stumbling block in the president being able to do this. congress has imposed onerous restrictions -- that is how one of the officials described it -- on
Jan 28, 2013 10:30pm PST
this with a 10 year ban on renting or selling the unit. before it could be sold. but many people are going to condo convert and then flip it. my friend actually owns a t.i.c. he bought it for 260,000. his t.i.c. owner upstairs just sold their unit for 450. that was five years ago. so clearly you can sell your t.i.c. unit for some money. they knew what they were getting into when they bought the unit. there's a lottery. the lottery didn't start last week. my dad pays two-thirds of his income in rent. his building just sold. i'm really scared. >> chair wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> i have my card here. my name's jennifer grant, i've lived in san francisco for 25 years. i've worked at nonprofits that entire time, nonprofits funded by the san francisco. i ran two of the battered women's shelter for 17 years. currently i work at one of the family resource centers. as a single woman i saved for many years, i borrowed from my family, and was able to purchase my own home after renting for many years through the san francisco first time home buyers program. my wife and i have two children who
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
in private hands in the united states. why then do americans need some any guns? >> we have a lot people. a lot of people like to have guns for different purposes. a hand gun for self-defense, a rifle for target shooting, a shotgun for skeet shooting. we fought a roll up -- war against britain when they tried to take our firearms against -- from us. we have a long tradition of firearms freedom and individual rights protected by a constitution that many other countries do not have. look finally at whether this bill will pass through congress, in your opinion. >> i do not think the bill to ban any kind of semi-automatic rifle pass at all. these guns malic military in style, but they do not fire the way the military ones do. the only fire one bullet purple of the trigger -- they are not fully automatic, but barack obama is trying to make the american people think they are. quite frankly, we are appalled by that misrepresentation. >> how will you be fighting this moving forward? >> on a grass-roots effort. in the united states over 80 million people own firearms. this 80 million people are u
Jan 27, 2013 6:30am EST
the world. those personal relationships are critical for the ability of the united states to bring people along with her. >> she stands alone. no other secretary of state has ever traveled that much. they've never been away that much. >> maybe not that much, but secretaries of state have been traveling a heck of a lot more over the last few years. >> are you saying she has redefined the secretary of state position and role? >> no, no, no. >> i think what she does is a part and has been a part of the secretary of state role -- >> i bet they haven't even traveled a quarter of the miles. >> john, you ought to have somebody there -- >> she surpassed a predecessor, i think it was madeline al bright who held the record. >> what was albright's record? >> this is a million miles. >> excuse me, hillary just passed that record in the last couple of months. so it's not that big a deal. >> john what you're saying -- >> pat, please, i would like to finish. >> go ahead. >> in terms of the accountability here, there was an accountability aboard that she appear pointed that reported, that calls for like
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am EST
-driven, fact-free analysis coming from such people, the united states will continue to get it iran policy wrong and will continue losing ground. in the middle east. a good example of what i'm talking about in this regard came in 2009 when, in a collective act of analysis by wishful thinking, american elites focused on former prime minister mousse a veef's campaign to unseat incumbent president mahmoud ahmadinejad in that year's iranian presidential election and on the green movement that emerged out of mousse a i have's campaign as the key to solving america's strategic problems in the middle east. american and other western elites widely anticipated a victory when in june 2009 ahmadinejad won, those same elites almost universeally condemned the outcome as a fraud. they did so even though every method logically-sound poll conducted in iran before or after the election including polls conducted by western polling groups -- 14 polls in all -- show that ahmadinejad's re-election with roughly two-thirds of the vote which is what the official results show that he got was eminently plausible, and ame
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
america and the caribbean forced millions of people to leave their homes to migrate to the united states. we will play an excerpt of a conversation that i had with juan as well as the film's co- director. i want to encourage you to call in as we go to clips of the film in the interview because the faster you call in, the more of the interview we can play. the number to call, at the bottom of your screen drought the show, 866-359-4334. 866-359-4334. if you would like to get a copy of this remarkable film that is opening all over the country in march, call in right now and pledged $100. "harvested in higher" is yours. if you pledge $100, you can also get the book of juan gonzalez, which the film is booked on. at holiday time, just a few weeks ago, the curators of the smithsonian recommended reading his book, which is required reading in classrooms across the country. it is an amazing book, "harvest of the entire." if you want to get both, what an incredible educational resource. the book and dvd are yours for contribution of $150. think about that as he watched recall in. let us know you a
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Jan 13, 2013 7:00pm PST
days. >> i want to awe sure the people of hatiti that the united state is a friend, a partner and a supporter. >> in the next few days people are going to be running out of food, out of water. we need help because it's urgent. >> i want the people of haiti to know that we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. >> the people of haiti will recover and rebuild and has the do they know they have a friend in the united states of america. >> this is the beginning of the flowering of haiti's north across every single economic sector. >> the academy bus pulled up for the fooirms the kids paraded and walked up to us they have never seen anything as magnificent as this. >> it is life changing for these children to have an opportunity to come to a school like this that has computers, that has good quality teachers and get a good education. >> nice to meet you. again nice to meet you. >> these are our neighbors. these are great kids. we want them to be the best they can be. ♪ >> young haitians got a chance at a new and better life. a 2010 earthquake
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am PST
in a disclosure policy. we found 57 percent of tenants had neighbors who smoke in their units and of those people, 59 percent reported secondhand smoke drifts in their apartment. they reported having someone in their unit whose illness was made worse by secondhand smoke. many people didn't have enough information to make an informed decision about where they were moving. only 40 percent reported knowing when they moved in and 72 percent said they would want to know. this legislation will do three things, owners must include the smoking designation of the unit in residential vacancy unit and to any applicant prior to entering into a lease agreement. owners must provide a list to rental applicants who are offered the unit showing the designation of all units in the building that are smoking optional and the list will be updated and available to all tenants. while we took on this unit to make it safer for tenants with health problems. >> let me ask you to try to wrap up as quick as you can. >> thank you. so we've made sure that leases can't be changed mid-tenancy to protect tenant protection. in
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
the same thing with cycling. in the united states, many people, especially in big cities, are much more resistant to the idea, including individual motorists, not just businesses afraid of profit. i am wondering, i am not sure how much a european have met with people who are very resistant, thinking it is like socialism, people just want to take over the streets and will not be room for cars and we will go slower and lose jobs. have you been able to convince people? what kind of arguments have you had? >> two weeks ago, a new york, it was 400 years ago that new amsterdam was found at -- was founded. they convinced the general director of the new york port authority to put into action a bike accessibility plan, a bike plan for the more than 200,000 employees of the new york port authority. so they convinced these men that it would be
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
this criticism unfair. he's finding the best people for the job and best hopes he can get through the united states senate. c-span: those of us in a circle, to? >> guest: we work directly with women because for women's organization and i see more and more of that. this president has been incredibly strong on bringing people in the process, both women and people of color. he's also worked on policies on that front. this is a man who said he will sign act first. this is someone who really does lead by action will continue cns. this happens to be three appointments incredibly important. all three will be good strong folks, but at the end of the day, you'll see other people coming into administration, just as you have to last for years. >> host: minneapolis, minnesota. sharon schriock at emily's list. >> caller: good morning. you just talked about some of the issues i have and because there is. will the women in congress look forward to helping some of the minorities that have worked in housekeeping, babysitting, you know, where some of these people that hire them are not trying to pay them the
Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
on sncc and vietnam >> host: what happened with the people's history and the united states? how did that start to cover? >> guest: i think that was an outgrowth of the way in which he saw the world and the way in which the truth was being represented by american historians and textbooks. there was a study done the year before the people's assistant of the u.s. came out in 1980, the 1979 study was of a group of u.s. history textbooks and the research concluded those textbooks overwhelmingly the lives of ordinary people that never mentioned him pfft it glorifies the american triumphalism that the textbooks were essentially the stories of our wonderful akaka the businessmen, privileged corporate elite, etc., but you know nothing about, next to nothing about what life was like for ordinary citizens of the country. some of the figures who were heroes lies in the textbooks like christopher columbus hardly deserve to those that were being sent their way, that columbus in fact have been butchered them when he first landed in the new world and treated them with immense hardship and harshness
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. none. it is a betrayal of the people of those states, it is a betrayal of the people of the united states, it's a betrayal by the speaker personally of the member of this house not to permit a vote. i've never seen an action like it, i hope i never see it again. i urge the speaker to reconsider and rectify this decision today because today is the deadline to avert going down in history as shameful. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. grimm, for five minutes. mr. grimm: thank you, mr. speaker. it's very difficult to stand here and have to speak to my constituents knowing that we're going to break, we're going to end this congress, and i'm going to go and walk the streets in midland beach new york south beach, in tottenville, and i'm going to meet with homeowners i have been meeting with for nine weeks now and i can't tell them that everything is going to be ok. because as of right now, everything is not ok. in fact, it's far from ok. i don't often agree with my colleague that just spoke, mr. n
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